How We Care for Native Plants

  This June, Mountain Rose River Project volunteers will once again get their hands dirty planting, weeding, and harvesting at the Friends of Buford Park & Mount Pisgah’s Native Plant Nursery. The Friends are a nonprofit organization whose mission is to protect and enhance native ecosystems and compatible recreation in the Mt. Pisgah area, a treasured 4,700 acre natural area bordering metropolitan Eugene, Oregon. Buford Park and the greater Mount Pisgah area are recognized for providing rare floodplain, prairie, and oak habitats. The Friends have advocated for and participated in 1,700 acres of land acquisitions and they are actively restoring 1,300 acres including river channels, floodplain forests, wetlands, rare prairies, and oak savanna habitats.     Since 2003, the Friends have operated the Native Plant […]

Chipotle Honey Cracker Jacks

  Caramelly, salty, nutty goodness!  I remember being wide-eyed and toothy-grinned with my little kid hands greedily tearing into that classic cardboard box. Crunching my way through the sticky sweetness of glazed popcorn and peanuts to the mystery prize hiding within, I reveled in the euphoria of this special childhood snack. You know what? It's been a while since I've indulged in this long-lost favorite. Plus, these days I do my best to avoid GMOs and processed sugars, which got me thinking! How can I make a healthier version of Cracker Jacks that's just as satisfying as the original? A recipe that is so good, you can sneak a little surprise inside and bring it to a ball game…               I started with this beautiful organic heirloom popcorn from […]

People and Planet before Profit!

  After our site visit in November, we’re overjoyed to be RE:think certified once again. Businesses achieve RE:think certification by practicing conservation and efficiency actions across five categories: materials and waste management, energy efficiency and conservation, water conservation, water quality, and purchasing. To learn more about how we reduce waste, offset our carbon emissions, develop employee wellness programs, and support our community, view our annual Sustainability Report!    We are humbled by this glowing praise… "Mountain Rose Herbs is the yardstick for how success should be measured, ‘People and planet before profit.’ Your practices are an inspiration to all businesses." – Angie R. Marzano, Director of Business Development & RE:think, BRING Recycling "Zero Waste companies like Mountain Rose Herbs that lead by example are creating a sustainable business […]

New in the Shop: Calendula Flower Powder

  We are excited to welcome Organic Calendula Flower Powder back into our selection of organically grown herbs! A versatile favorite, this sunny yellow flower is a staple in the home apothecary.  Calendula is an uplifting garden plant that's also one of the most well-known medicinal herbs. It has been used in formulations, ceremonially, and as a dye plant for centuries. Calendula is prized for its use as a tea, wash, tincture, infused oil, or salve.  This powder is made from perfectly dried orange or yellow flowers and contains many important constituents. Our gorgeous calendula powder can be used in the same manner as the flowers, and because of its form, it blends wonderfully into body care creations.   Calendula recipes for inspiration… Calendula Infused Oil and Salve After-Sun Spray Herbal Soap Mama & Baby Massage Oil Herbal Mouthwash Wildcraft […]

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Can you believe that Mother’s Day is just a few weeks away?  Let's take some time to celebrate those who've shown us motherly love over the years. She could be a close friend, aunt, grandma, mentor, or the woman who gave you life. No matter her role, these botanically infused gifts will surely express your gratitude for all she's given. From an organic spice rack refresh to a home spa pampering fest, here are a few of our favorite goodies for the special women that give us strength and make our days brighter…       The Culinary Adventurer Does she love to get creative in the kitchen? Freshen up mom's spice rack with a set of new aromatic seasoning blends. Our entire collection is certified organic and includes a variety of classics like […]

Our Classic Essential Oil Kit is Back!

  We're excited to announce that our Classic Essential Oil Sampler Kit is back in the shop! With a sleek new look and an amazing new selection of oils, this set will introduce you to the art of aromatherapy. Perfect for anyone who's interested in aroma-crafting, it also makes a wonderful gift!   Hand-picked by our certified aromatherapist, the Classic Set includes a collection of versatile essential oils that can be used to create body care recipes, diffuser blends, massage oils, salves, natural cleaning products and so much more. Each set contains 1/8 ounce vials of certified organic Atlas Cedarwood, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Lavender, Peppermint, Rosemary, Sweet Orange, and Tea Tree essential oils. These pure, undiluted essential oils are steam distilled or cold-pressed from organic botanicals.      Each Classic Essential Oil Sampler Set comes with storage information, basic […]